Student Leadership at Loreto
Mary Ward, the founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) was a true leader and pioneer who fought for the religious freedoms of women. Today at Loreto, we seek to continue this tradition by developing leaders of the future. Through the development of leadership skills and student agency in all of our students, we seek to develop courageous students who have the confidence to use their voices to make a positive impact while at Loreto and beyond.
To support our educational philosophy and school values, we provide a broad range of leadership opportunities for all of our students. Official leadership portfolios as well as more informal leadership opportunities support our students in developing their strong leadership skills.
Through these avenues, Loreto students continue to follow in the footsteps of Mary Ward to thrive in a changing world.
Official Year 12 Leadership Portfolios:
- School Captain
- Creative Arts Captain
- Communications & Media Captain
- Felicity Captain (Captain of Academic Co-Curricular Activities)
- First Nations Captain
- House Captains (Barry, Mornane, Mulhall & Ward)
- Liturgy Captain
- Performing Arts Captains
- Social Justice Captain
- Sport Captain
- Sustainability Captain
Under this leadership model, there is an opportunity for students from Year 8 – 11 to also be involved in these various portfolios. Each portfolio has a Year 12 captain followed by a team of representatives from Years 8-11.
Other Leadership Opportunities (Year 7-12):
- Classroom Representatives
- House Committee
- Year Level Committee
- JPIC (Social Justice Group)
- Sincerity Group
- Rowing Captain
- Various team captains
- School tours for prospective families
- Public speaking at school events
- Being a buddy for new students
- Actively leading activities in our various clubs and groups